Of course, being behind in a playoff series isn’t uncharted territory for the Blackhawks’ leaders.
They’ve come back and won more than one series after losing an opener as they did against the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday.
But as they said back then, it’s about improving in areas that resulted in their defeat and building on what they did well.
“It’s kind of nice to feel them out for a little bit in Game 1,” forward Patrick Kane said, “and I think the rest of the series we know what to expect.”
Of all the subjects brought up in Hawks’ locker room Friday, here are three specific areas the players said they have to improve on to tie the series:
Better puck management